2019 Spanish regional elections

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2019 Spanish regional elections

← 2015 26 May 2019

Regional assemblies of Aragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile and León, Castilla–La Mancha, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Navarre and the Valencian Community

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Regional administrations after the 2019 regional elections

The 2019 Spanish regional elections will be held on Sunday, 26 May 2019, to elect the regional parliaments of thirteen of the seventeen autonomous communitiesAragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile and León, Castilla–La Mancha, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Navarre and the Valencian Community—, not including Andalusia, the Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia, which had separate electoral cycles. 811 of 1,205 seats in the regional parliaments were up for election. The elections will be held simultaneously with local elections all throughout Spain, as well as the 2019 European Parliament election.

Election date[edit]

Determination of election day varies depending on the autonomous community, with each one having competency to establish its own regulations. Typically, thirteen out of the seventeen autonomous communities—all but Andalusia, the Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia—have their elections fixed for the fourth Sunday of May every four years, to be held together with nationwide local elections.[1][2]

In some cases, regional presidents have the prerogative to dissolve the regional parliament and call for extra elections at a different time, but newly elected assemblies are restricted to serving out what remains of their previous four year-terms without altering the period to their next ordinary election. In other cases—namely, Aragon, the Balearic Islands, Castile and León, Extremadura, Navarre and the Valencian Community—, the law grants presidents the power to call a snap election resulting in a fresh four year-parliamentary term.[3] By the time of the 2015 regional elections, however, this prerogative had not yet been exercised by any of these communities.

Regional governments[edit]

The following table lists party control in autonomous communities. Gains for a party will be highlighted in that party's colour.

Autonomous community Current control
Aragon Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Asturias Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Balearic Islands Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Canary Islands Canarian Coalition (CC)
Cantabria Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC)
Castile and León People's Party (PP)
Castilla–La Mancha Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Extremadura Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
La Rioja People's Party (PP)
Madrid People's Party (PP)
Murcia People's Party (PP)
Navarre Geroa Bai (GBai)
Valencian Community Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)

Summary by region[edit]

Aragon[edit]

Asturias[edit]

Balearic Islands[edit]

Canary Islands[edit]

Cantabria[edit]

Castile and León[edit]

Castilla–La Mancha[edit]

Extremadura[edit]

La Rioja[edit]

Madrid[edit]

Murcia[edit]

Navarre[edit]

Valencian Community[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Electoral System Organic Law of 1985". Organic Law No. 5 of 19 June 1985. Official State Gazette (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Representation of the people Institutional Act". juntaelectoralcentral.es. Central Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Un paso más hacia la ruptura de la homogeneidad del calendario electoral de las comunidades autónomas: la reforma de la Ley Orgánica 13/1982, de 10 de agosto, de Reintegración y Amejoramiento del Régimen Foral de Navarra" [A further step towards breaking the homogeneity of the electoral calendar of the autonomous communities: the reform of the Organic Law 13/1982, of August 10, on Reintegration and Improvement of the Foral Regime of Navarre] (PDF). gencat.cat (in Spanish). Institut d'Estudis Autonòmics. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2017.